Monthly Archives: March 2022

Ukraine: Civilians in besieged Chernihiv need access to essentials

Civilians in the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine have had limited access to running water, electricity or heating since early March 2022, when Russian forces stepped up their assault on the city, said Human Rights Watch today. Since at least March 24, Russian forces have effectively besieged the city, …

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Ukrainian-Canadians are disappointed with the Red Cross

ICRC urges Canada not to mix aid pledges to Ukraine with military support and sanctions — March 27 Many Ukrainian Canadians are concerned about the way the Canadian Red Cross is carrying out its humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. If the director of operations of the International Committee of the …

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Wildfires burning across Texas are hurting rural areas that rely on agriculture

Forest fires burning through Texas are not only devastating houses, they also negatively affect agriculture, especially in rural areas. One of the largest wildfires still burning is the Eastland Complex Fire, which consists of several wildfires between Fort Worth and Abilene. It is now mostly contained. Monty Dozier, director of …

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The harsh reality of the Ukrainian refugee crisis on the Romanian-Hungarian border

Jhe queue lasted three hours. A traffic jam of cars, bumper to bumper, filled with women and children who had fled Ukraine to Moldova or Romania, now waited to enter the Schengen area at Csengersima on the Romanian border. -Hungarian. The refugees looked devastated after traveling for days, but when …

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Migrant workers to get easy loans, social security

Expatriate workers have been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, as several hundred thousand of them have been forced to return home empty-handed after losing their jobs. March 28, 2022, 11:00 p.m. Last modification: March 29, 2022, 2:08 PM Good news for remittance warriors! The government plans to …

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Analysis: Can Ethiopia’s ‘truce’ end its devastating civil war? | Abi Ahmad

Seventeen months after the start of a brutal civil war, the Ethiopian government announced on Friday that it had declared a unilateral truce, ostensibly to ease the flow of humanitarian aid and end the conflict without further bloodshed. The UN, the United States and a host of European states have …

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Sanctions and rationing: the next shock for businesses

If you have a diesel car, fill it up now. Russell Hardy, chief executive of Vitol, the oil trader, says Europe is about to reap the whirlwind of its “systemic shortage” of fuel. About half of Europe’s diesel imports come from sanctions-hit Russia. He didn’t say the word “rationing”, but …

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Anchorage Mayor Bronson declares disaster in Eagle River avalanche

On Saturday, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued an emergency disaster declaration for the avalanche that crashed around the 2400 block of Hiland Drive. “In order to protect the lives and property of residents affected by the avalanche on Hiland Road, I have issued a disaster declaration to ensure that all …

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Wildcats remain stable through second round

History links CLEMSON, SC — Kentucky Women’s Golf holds the No. 1 team standings after the second round of the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee (6,386 yards, par-72). The Cats shot 296 (+8) on the day, moving up four places from their first round …

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Afghanistan: Humanitarian Crises Operation Update Report n° 4 Emergency Appeal n° MDRAF007 – Afghanistan

Operation update summary: Despite the difficulties encountered in the country (worsening drought, collapse of financial institutions, winter season, etc.), ARCS and IFRC remained functional. The activities carried out by ARCS from November 2021 to January 2022 include the assessment of nearly 23,200 households, the distribution of 27,150 food parcels, 5,000 …

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Column: We honor our community heroes during Red Cross month

Raising of the Red Cross flag at Greenwich Town Hall By Stephanie Dunn Ashley March is a very special time of year when we celebrate American Red Cross Month to honor the people who make our lifesaving mission possible. This annual tradition began nearly 80 years ago when President Franklin …

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Analysis: Texas politicians can find respite from bad news – in more bad news

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the chronicle, click on the play button below. A bad weather system swept across Texas this week, dropping tornadoes, hail, wind and rain in …

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Nicaragua expels an international representative of the Red Cross

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Nicaragua has expelled the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross, a local Red Cross spokeswoman said Thursday. Spokeswoman María Cristina Rivera said the organization had received a letter from President Daniel Ortega’s government ordering ICRC representative Thomas Ess to leave …

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Update on UN work in Ukraine 23.03.2022 – Ukraine

March 24, 2022 We now know that more than 200,000 people do not have access to water in Donetska Oblast in the east of the country. This is what the authorities and our humanitarian colleagues say. More people could be cut off from water supplies as clashes continue in the …

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Sharp increase in CMSME credits on growing economic activities

According to Bangladesh Bank data, banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) in the country disbursed Tk 2,15,786 crore in loans to CMSMEs last year, up from Tk 1,53,496 crore a year ago. March 24, 2022, 3:30 p.m. Last modification: March 24, 2022, 3:43 PM Infographic: TBS “> Infographic: TBS The …

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The SMU team wins the 20th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Competition

Singapore Management University (SMU) Law School won the 20th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Competitionwhich was held from March 9 to 13, 2022. Held virtually this year, the competition was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Society and the ICRC’s East Asia Regional Delegation, in collaboration with the …

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How You Can Help Tornado Victims in Texas, Louisiana

HOUSTON – Recovery efforts are underway for Texas residents in the path of destructive tornadoes that ripped through parts of the state on Monday, killing a woman in North Texas, injuring several others and causing widespread damage. After blazing a destructive path through Texas, the storm system moved east and …

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Red Cross seeks new volunteers as numbers dwindle during pandemic

Local American Red Cross volunteers are looking for reinforcements. Fires, floods and car accidents have not paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, although it has put plans for local Red Cross volunteer recruitment events on hold. Now, a handful of volunteers are responding to emergencies in several counties, including Clallam and …

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The Council of Europe Congress condemns the aggression against Ukraine and calls on the Russian Federation to respect its obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe unanimously adopted on 22 March 2022 a declaration condemning the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine as a flagrant violation of international law. The debate was preceded by a remote exchange of views with the Ukrainian Minister …

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How to help feed Ukrainians

I started this column with the intention of celebrating National Nutrition Month, an annual event sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I really like the theme, Let’s Celebrate a World of Flavors, which encourages us to nourish ourselves with a variety of tastes from cultures around the world. …

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Tornadoes in Texas: What to do if you have damage

Here’s how you can report property damage, seek shelter, and check for power outages. AUSTIN, Texas – Multiple tornadoes were confirmed in the central Texas area on Monday afternoon. KVUE has already confirmed damage to many buildings after heavy hail and high winds, especially at Round Rock. Here are the …

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Smithfield Foods contributes $2 million to Ukraine crisis relief

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is investing $2 million in cash and in-kind donations to crisis relief efforts to help Ukrainian citizens and those seeking refuge in surrounding areas. In response to the escalating violence in Ukraine, Smithfield will expand ongoing refugee relocation and ongoing assistance through its Central Europe operations with …

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The success story of a start-up that provides loans to small businesses

KreditBee Success Story: How This Online Lending Platform Has Helped Millions of Small Businesses in India When it comes to small businesses, getting a loan isn’t always easy. This is especially true if the business is just getting started and doesn’t have many guarantees to offer. KreditBee was created with …

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SunLive – Sell T-shirts to help Ukraine

New Zealand International Red Cross member Ron Chamberlain sells t-shirts to raise money for the Ukrainian people. The 84-year-old man from Tauranga is very keen on doing whatever he can to help Ukrainians because of his experiences with the war. “Seeing the bombs fall in Glasgow during World War II …

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From cash to cabbage, churches in Arkansas are doing all they can to support Ukraine

As Vladimir Putin’s army continues to pound civilian targets across Ukraine and millions flee for their lives, churches in Arkansas seek ways to help victims of the Russian invasion . In Little Rock, they lit candles. In Fort Smith, they bought cabbage. The objective was the same: to help those …

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Possible strike by the American Red Cross

(WJW) — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned of a possible strike by American Red Cross workers. So we have studied what this could mean for you. Teamsters Union workers could leave work at the end of the month. The Teamsters just gave official notice to the Red Cross. The …

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Proof Brewery makes Pravda beer to benefit Ukrainian humanitarian effort

From time to time, current world events – and their impact – spill over into our little pocket of North Florida. And sadly, the ongoing attack launched by Russia against its peaceful neighbor Ukraine is one such period. The good news, however, is that our local craft beer community can …

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CM Self-Employment Scheme: 1.5 Million People Received Loans Worth Rs 49.78 Billion – Pakistan

LAHORE: Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that under the chief minister’s self-employment scheme, more than 1.5 million people have received loans from a value of 49.780 billion rupees. In a statement on Wednesday, he said millions of people have benefited from various easy loan schemes …

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State officials seek comment on hurricane relief spending

State officials are asking for the public’s input on how the $600 million in hurricane recovery funds will be spent. The Louisiana Community Development Office is accepting public input on an action plan to spend $600 million in federal funding for Hurricane Laura and Delta recovery under the Supplementary Appropriations …

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Chester County Blood Drive: The American Red Cross is holding a community blood drive at Chester County Hospital

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (WPVI) – The American Red Cross is encouraging the community to donate blood as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the worst blood shortage in a decade. On Tuesday, doctors from the association organized a blood drive at Chester County Hospital, where donations could potentially help hundreds …

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International Women’s Day 2022: a week of action for equality [EN/AR] – Iraq

March 15, 2022; Baghdad, Iraq, – Every year, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect and commit to challenging gender norms, empowering each other, breaking stereotypes, celebrating diversity and taking climate action. . Over the past week, the UN in Iraq has launched an advocacy campaign to remind us …

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Russia’s invasion upends Olympic ‘neutrality’ – if it existed

The International Olympic Committee has always been political, from sheikhs and royals to a seat in the United Nations to promoting peace talks between the Koreas. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three weeks ago exposed its irreconcilable claims of “political neutrality”. The IOC policy was evident in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics. …

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Governor Beshear provides an update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear today announced that the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline, with a marked drop every day over the past week. “Lots of good news for our COVID-19 update today,” Governor Beshear said. “The most important thing today is that even though we are still …

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IBC-International Blue Crescent emergency response to the needs of Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and displaced persons in Ukraine – Moldova

General context The conflict in Ukraine has created a regional humanitarian crisis. More than 1.5 million Ukrainians have already fled their homes to neighboring countries. Moldova is one of the main host countries for refugees and a transit country for those who leave. Some 350,000 Ukrainian refugees have entered Moldova …

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How can the Blue Shield emblem protect Ukraine’s cultural property from Russia?

History has recorded several incidents when armed conflict caused the looting and destruction of cultural heritage. The war between Russia and Ukraine is wreaking havoc on people’s lives, properties and dreams. The screens are filled with dominant destructive images and the missiles bombarding the symbol of development and identity are …

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Vacaville Soroptimist Group Helps European Defense Relief Fund SI – The Vacaville Reporter

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Soroptimist International Vacaville voted to send $1,000 to the Soroptimist International Europe Defense Relief Fund and quickly challenged other Clubs around the world to do likewise. “We may not be able to stop what is happening, but we can help with the relief efforts …

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Disaster Time…Again – Shaw Local

I am sad to report that it is the time of disaster…again. I have said many times over the years that Grundy County needs to take care of its own, which we have done time and time again. During my time at the Community Foundation, we have had five disasters …

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Explosions heard in Kyiv as Russian troops close in on Ukrainian capital

Ukrainian authorities reported limited success in securing the evacuation of Ukrainian civilians from the worst affected areas on Friday. Around Kyiv, volunteers and local authorities were able to help thousands more flee the worst-hit neighborhoods north and west of the city. Despite heavy outgoing and incoming fire, more than 22,000 …

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International Paper donates $800,000 to support Ukraine’s humanitarian efforts

Published an hour ago Proposed by international paper company MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11, 2022 /CSRwire/ — To meet the significant and growing humanitarian needs caused by the conflict in Ukraine, International Paper (NYSE: IP) is donating $275,000 to the Red Cross and the Global Foodbanking Network. This brings the company’s …

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Latest news on the Russia-Ukraine war: live updates

War in Ukraine: what you need to know The last: Russia is expanding its attacks into western Ukraine, as ground forces maneuver near Kiev as the Russian military sees limited gains at high cost. Meanwhile, in the United States, President Biden will seek to end normal commercial relations between the …

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Red Cross temporarily resumes testing donations for COVID antibodies, offering rewards to donors | Public Service News

Red Cross resumes testing for COVID antibodies WATERTOWN – To help COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems, the American Red Cross has resumed testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time, and plasma from donations with high levels of COVID-19 antibodies can be used as convalescent plasma for …

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How to help the Red Cross with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

As the war in Ukraine continues, the UN estimates that more than 2 million people have fled the country, the largest refugee exodus from Europe since the end of World War II. Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries and even more are internally displaced as fighting intensifies. The American Red …

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Russia-Ukraine live updates: Poland ‘ready’ to hand over all MIG-29 fighter jets

Andriy Dubchak/dia images via Getty Images (NEW YORK) – Russian forces are continuing their attempt to break through Ukraine from multiple directions, while the Ukrainians, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, are putting up “fierce resistance”, according to US officials. The attack began on February 24, when Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Tory MP’s son among ex-British military heads to Ukrainian frontline | Ukraine

The eldest son of a Tory MP and former government minister is among a group of former British servicemen who have joined the war in Ukraine. Ben Grant, 30, who spent more than five years as a commando in the Royal Marines, is among a group of seven former servicemen …

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Flooded? Here’s where to get much-needed financial help

However, if a lack of home maintenance is found to be a contributing factor, or if the flood damage to your home is only cosmetic, you will likely be deemed ineligible to apply. Similar to Queensland’s NSW Disaster Relief Grant Structural Assistance Grant is also means-tested and aims to strengthen …

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of Administrator Samantha Power with Maksym Dotsenko, Director General of the Ukrainian Red Cross | Press release

The following is attributable to spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ Today, Administrator Power spoke with Maksym Dotsenko, Director General of the Ukrainian Red Cross, about the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of the Kremlin. The Administrator and Executive Director discussed various ways the United States …

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Trudeau to join UK PM in calling on world to help Ukraine

LONDON — The Trudeau government is poised to back a plan presented Sunday by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step up the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In an essay in the New York Times, Johnson said good-faith international efforts at diplomacy “never stood a chance” and …

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Germany registers more than 27,000 refugees from Ukraine

Russian driver Nikita Mazepin during F1 testing on February 23 in Barcelona, ​​Spain. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images) The Haas Formula 1 team has terminated the contract of Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and his title sponsor, Russian chemical giant Uralkali, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the team announced on Saturday. …

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TSM and its Dota 2 team donate $16,350 to relief efforts in Ukraine

Following TSM’s early release at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, the Dota 2 donate their winnings to CARE’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund, which is committed to providing Ukrainians with essential items during the ongoing Russian invasion. TSM also associates its dota team donation totaling $16,350 in assistance. “I have been …

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Quick and easy online loans

What are online loans? Online loans are simply personal loans that you can get without going to a bank or credit union. Easy loans online usually won’t even require you to speak to a loan officer. You can do all of the following online: Compare rates, loan amounts and terms …

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Singapore Red Cross Aid Arrives in Ukraine, Appeal Raises Around S$2 Million

SUPPORT IN UKRAINE The Ukrainian Red Cross has been providing “life-saving assistance” to those affected by the ongoing conflict, the Singapore Red Cross has said. More than 30,000 people are already receiving humanitarian aid from the Red Cross stock, which includes hygiene and food kits, as well as warm clothing …

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Live Updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Shalanda Young, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC, February 1. (Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images) The White House has asked lawmakers to approve $10 billion in lethal and humanitarian aid for Ukraine as part …

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Iran opposes war in Ukraine, ready to help with relief (FM to Red Cross)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian renewed the call for a political settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, saying Tehran is ready to cooperate with the International Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid. In a phone call on Wednesday, Amir-Abdollahian and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President …

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FEMA Help Still Available for Storm-Hit Areas of Kentucky | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration that calls the severe Kentucky storms from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 a major disaster. He has ordered federal aid for some recovery efforts in affected areas, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Federal funding is available to eligible …

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Where Ukrainian refugees are heading – and why. – Ukraine

Around 660,000 refugees left Ukraine after the Russian invasion on February 24, and another 1 million were internally displaced, around 4% of the total population, according to the UNHCR. Data from border control agencies showed that just over 57% of Ukrainian residents have traveled to Poland. The Polish towns of …

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British Prime Minister says British troops will not fight Russian forces in Ukraine

Chevron Corp. Chief Executive Mike Wirth attends a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, United States, October 18. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Chevron CEO Mike Wirth on Tuesday voiced support for governments to release emergency stocks of oil to offset supply fears sparked by Russia’s …

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Food company Oakland International sends 50 family aid trucks to Ukraine

A Midlands food company has launched a humanitarian effort to collect and ship 50 truckloads of food to families in Ukraine. Oakland International hopes to start sending donations from UK suppliers to the Polish-Ukrainian border – and possibly even across the border if it is secure enough – as early …

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